Kilbourne, Philip Edwin
March 27, 1952 – April 6, 2013
Age 61 of St. Paul, MN made a graceful exit Saturday, April 6, the second anniversary of his cancer diagnosis. Preceded in death by parents, Phyllis Jane Chamberlain and Philip Alward Kilbourne, step-father, Jack Middlebrook, and step-brother, John Middlebrook. Survived by wife of 16 years (friend for 45), Marysue Moses; step-daughter, Eliza Swanson; siblings, Kathy DiVittorio, Tom (Joan) Kilbourne, Anne (Amos) Hamilton, and Peter Kilbourne; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles and “outlaws” from the Kilbourne/ Moses extended family. A brilliant and accomplished actor, an eloquently entertaining writer, and a comic genius, Phil earned his BFA from Boston University and his MFA from The Ohio State University. He performed in hundreds of plays, mostly in Massachusetts and the Twin Cities, where he was named Best Actor 2005 by City Pages. Phil persevered through the challenges of metastatic melanoma with acerbic wit and grit. His kind heart, amazing intellect, deep, loud voice, culinary expertise and spontaneous sense of the absurd will be sorely missed by family, friends, colleagues and fans. Memorial donations preferred to CaringBridge, Jungle Theater, Penumbra Theatre, or St. Croix Hospice. Memorial celebration will be on Monday, June 10, 2013, 7 PM, Jungle Theater, Minneapolis.